Recent studies show that choosing the right major and earning good grades result in significantly higher paying jobs for the rest of one's life.
More Education Means Greater Earnings
The typical bachelor’s degree recipient can expect to earn about 66% more during a 40-year working life than the typical high school graduate earns over the same period.
Lifetime Earnings by Education Level
"The payoff from getting a college degree is huge and is actually increasing," says Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, a nonprofit focused on boosting America's number of college graduates. "For people wondering [if] a college degree [is] worth it: Not only is it worth it, but the premium is growing."